Time for another Daring Cooks dish! This month's challenge was hosted by the gracious Olga of Olga's Recipes. She hails from Spain, and chose a traditional rice dish by Spanish chef José Andrés . The original recipe called for cuttlefish, but I've been leaning towards vegetarianism a bit these days (not completely, just tendencies), so I took Olga's suggestion and used potatoes instead.
There were 3 distinct parts to this meal: the sofregit, which was a thick tomatoey, oniony, garlicky sauce; the alioli, an extremely potent garlic-olive oil mixture that's used as a condiment; and then the rice dish itself, which incorporates the sofregit and lots of other fun ingredients including artichoke hearts and mushrooms. I was able get all of the veggies from the Farmer's Market too, which made me happy.
This was another "Daring" success. I'd love to make it again in the winter, it was quite a hearty comfort food. Thanks, Olga, for pushing my culinary boundaries! Be sure to head over to Olga's blog for the recipe and the Daring Cooks blogroll to see what everyone else came up with. Big thanks to my friend Anne for loaning me her mortar and pestle, and to my taste-testers Andy, Jon, and Victor for their willingness to taste my experiments!